Get expert help

There are many professionals who can provide practical help with energy efficiency, energy-saving technology and renewable energy. We also work with industry associations to develop energy management programmes for specific sectors.


Energy efficiency

Building design and construction

Green Star NZ accredited professionals are trained to advise on energy efficient building design and construction. The New Zealand Green Building Council website (NZGBC) maintains a directory of accredited professionals, including architects, engineers and project managers.

New Zealand Green Business Council (NZGBC)

Compressed air systems auditors

A compressed air system (CAS) audit by an independently Accredited CAS Auditor will identify opportunities for electricity cost savings and recommend cost-effective savings measures. Find contact details for Accredited CAS Auditors through the Energy Management Association of New Zealand (EMANZ).

EcoSmart electricians

EcoSmart electricians are trained in energy efficient products, technology and installation. Find an EcoSmart electrician near you on the ECANZ website.

Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand (ECANZ)

Refrigeration, heating and air conditioning

Contact the Institute of Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning Engineers (IRHACE) to find an accredited engineer near you who can advise on energy efficient refrigeration, heating and air conditioning.

Institute of Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning Engineers (IRHACE)

Sustainable business advice

Sustainable Business Network (SBN) members can access the Ask an Expert Adviceline to improve sustainability performance in all areas, including energy use.

Sustainable Business Network Adviceline

Energy Masters

Energy Masters are energy management experts, trained and accredited by the Carbon and Energy Professionals New Zealand (CEP).

Find an energy specialist - CEP website

Case studies from the field - CEP website

Fuel efficiency

Choosing cars, vans and utes vehicles

Visit the RightCar website to compare safety ratings of different vehicles.


Print your vehicle’s fuel economy label.

Vehicle fuel economy labels - EECA website

The Sustainable Business Network's Greenfleet programme offers a range of resources including a procurement tool. For more information contact the SBN Adviceline.

Sustainable Business Network Adviceline

Choosing buses and trucks vehicles

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) provides a guide to selecting fuel efficient heavy vehicles.

Guide to selecting fuel efficient heavy vehicles - NZTA website

Driver education and training

The Ministry of Transport provide the SAFED NZ programme for truck and bus drivers, covering safe and fuel-efficient driving. Email the ministry at for more information.

Workplace travel planning

The New Zealand Transport Agency provides guidance on workplace travel planning.

Guidance on workplace travel planning - NZTA website

Renewable energy

Bioenergy & wood energy

The Bioenergy Association of NZ (BANZ) can provide you with a list of bioenergy professionals in New Zealand.

Bioenergy Association of NZ (BANZ)

The New Zealand Wood website provides information about New Zealand-grown wood and its uses.

New Zealand Wood

The Solid Wood Innovations (SWI), is a research consortium of twenty-six companies, and will support members to improve efficiency in wood processing.

Solid Wood Innovations

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has statistics, publications and research on bioenergy use.

International Energy Agency (IEA)

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) provide information about New Zealand’s greenhouse gas footprinting programme.

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)

Crown Research Institute Scion has in-depth research and information about bioenergy in New Zealand.


Small scale sustainable electricity

The Sustainable Electricity Association New Zealand (SEANZ) maintains a business directory of specialists who can assist with design and installation of small-scale renewable energy projects - including solar, wind and hydro.

Sustainable Electricity Association New Zealand (SEANZ)

Wind energy

To find experts in wind energy installation or consulting, visit the New Zealand Wind Energy Association's member directory. The site includes a wind energy calculator and fact sheets.

New Zealand Wind Energy Association member directory

Advice for specific industries

Aggregates and quarries

The Aggregate and Quarry Association of New Zealand has developed a best practice energy programme for the industry including discounted audits and training.

Best practice energy programme - Aggregate and Quarry Association of New Zealand website

Building and Construction

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment provides updates on the new energy efficiency requirements for building work.

Energy efficiency - Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


Plastics New Zealand has developed a best practice energy programme in collaboration with EECA for businesses involved in the plastics industry. The programme includes audits, mentoring and training, find out more about the plastics energy efficiency programme.

Best practice energy programme - Plastics New Zealand website

Tourism and hospitality

The Ministry of Tourism publishes sustainable business guides for the sector.

Sustainable business guides - Ministry of Tourism website